Pentagon requests $49 million to build new prison at Guantanamo for ‘special’ detainees

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TweetYumShareThis Pentagon requests $ 49 million to build new prison at Guantánamo for ‘special’ detainees 21 Mar 2013 The United States Southern Command has requested $ 49 million to build a new prison building at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for “special” detainees prisoners on top of other renovations it says are necessary since Congress has decided […]

Police Unveil Plan To Stop Gang Shootings Before They Start

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TweetYum(CBS CHICAGO)   Following another bloody weekend of gang mayhem in Chicago, Mayor Emanuel and his top police commanders on Tuesday announced a new plan to help stop the bloodshed. Armed with new computer-generated analysis, police will now target gang members they believe could be prime suspects in any planned retaliation for earlier gang shootings. Under […]

Attorneys could argue Zimmerman was ‘arrested,’ and start ticking clock to discharge case

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TweetYumShareThis Attorneys could argue Zimmerman was ‘arrested,’ and start ticking clock to discharge case By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 31 Mar 2012 George Zimmerman was handcuffed the night of the killing of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s attorneys could argue that since Zimmerman was handcuffed, he was technically ‘arrested.’ Therefore, under Florida law, the ‘clock would start ticking’ […]

Property tax collections to start downward trend

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TweetYum By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY More than five years after real estate prices began to tumble, Americans are finally starting to get property tax breaks on their devalued homes, a USA TODAY analysis finds. Cities, counties and school districts today collect 20% more in property taxes than they did in 2006 when home values […]

Army Suicides Up 80 Percent Since Iraq War Start

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TweetYumShareThis Army Suicides Up 80 Percent Since Iraq War Start 08 Mar 2012 The number of suicides in the U.S. Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday. From 1977 to 2003, the tally of Army suicides had trended slightly downwards, and was […]